Stories have an important role to play. They can free us from feeling stuck in our lives. Stories can heal and help us to come to terms with troublesome events, especially when they are shared with trusted confidants. Stories have the power to shift our perceived place and space in this world. Stories have the ability to influence thoughts and decisions. They help us to understand what happened before, what is happening now and what may happen in the future. Stories can also transport us to other places and worlds, right from the comforts of our home.
Deepak Chopra says that our brain is constantly evolving. While we lose “tens of thousands” of brain cells everyday, we are also constantly replacing them with more brain cells (Chopra). With such an adaptive brain, it is unsurprising that our memories would also be as adaptive.